Summary from Goodreads:
For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold.
Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar.
After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes.
Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she’s forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score.
Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling…
And she’s waited such a long time for her mother to come home.
I’ve wanted to pick up Darling Rose Gold, because of the title and cover for months (goodreads did not grant my wish with a giveaway win) and finally got a copy from the library. I flew through this book in only a few sittings because the writing and story line was so addicting to read. I needed to know how it would end. I will be picking up a lot more from this author in the future.
I was intrigued by the plot because I could tell automatically that the book was based around the true story of Dee Dee Blanchard and Gypsy Rose. I recommend checking out The Act on Hulu before after reading Darling Rose Gold.
I reduced my rating to 4 stars because I did not care for the format, how the novel jumped in time constantly. Plus, it was hard to read the point of views of two such unlikable characters.
My favorite aspect besides the beautiful/well-crafted writing style was the unexpected twisted that happened near the end. I can usually guess big reveals but I did not see this one coming at all! I was completely shocked.
I recommend checking out this addicting thriller because of the stunning writing and the well-done twist!
4 Stars Out of 5 Stars.